Berkeley has given artists and performers $200,000 in grants to create public displays that will enliven the city’s spirits.
Someone put a white skeleton mask and some graffiti on the statue of William Byron Rumford on Sacramento Street.
The statues stood on the pedestrian bridge over I-80 for 12 years. It will take 3 days to remove them.
Although the pandemic has brought many cultural events to a grinding halt, the arts in Berkeley are not kaput. The city is moving forward with plans for new public art. Here’s what to look forward to in coming months.